This week the federal government announced an important new phase of the NextGen HR and Pay project, the long-awaited successor to the failed Phoenix pay system.
Phoenix has caused untold pay errors that have left tens of thousands of PIPSC members underpaid, overpaid, or not paid at all.
This phase will see a pilot department take the first steps towards designing, building and testing a viable alternative to Phoenix, as well as towards understanding the level of transformation required for an eventual rollout to other federal departments and agencies. The pilot will be developed over a period of 6 months based on an exploratory phase timeline.
At the formal kick-off event held on October 14, Shared Services Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat senior executives jointly announced that they chose Canadian Heritage as the pilot department. Canadian Heritage employees will not have their pay impacted by this decision, as a parallel pay system will be used during testing.
Although this project may not have always progressed as quickly as we would have liked, PIPSC remains committed to staying engaged in the process.
“PIPSC members are more than ready to help contribute to this important project,” said President Debi Daviau.